06/30/2003 12:00AM

Gods Ear must-use in pick 6


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - For the second consecutive Wednesday, the racing week at Hollywood Park begins with a pick-six carryover. Wednesday's carryover is $185,118.

Wednesday's pick six covers the third through eighth races. Most of the races have clearly defined contenders, though the fourth race, for maiden claimers, is wide open.

The third race, which will be run at one mile on turf, is for 3-year-old fillies entered for claiming prices ranging from $62,500 to $55,000. Gods Ear, third in the Bay Meadows Oaks June 14, and Continental Wine and Shezsospirtual, the first two finishers in a $50,000 claiming race June 1, will dominate the betting.

The fourth race has a dismal field of 10 maiden claimers racing 5 1/2 furlongs.

Cedar Key, sixth after attending the pace in his debut June 15, deserves another chance. Many of the others have run poorly in recent starts.

Six Hitter, trained by Bobby Frankel, will be favored in the fifth, a one-mile turf race for $40,000 to $35,000 claimers. Six Hitter has won three of his last four, all for claiming prices.

There are several promising California-bred maidens in the sixth race, run at 5 1/2 furlongs. Watch Over Me, a first-time starter trained by Mike Machowsky, and Head of the House, who ran third June 4, are top contenders.

The seventh race is a prep for the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes at Del Mar July 20. The one-mile turf race drew 10 3-year-olds, four of whom won their last start. Conquer the Galaxy, a maiden winner June 14 under Patrick Valenzuela, may be favored.

"I thought he finished very strong," Valenzuela said. "He's still not 100 percent. He's got a few things to learn, but he's very promising."

Trainer John Shirreffs starts Stanley Park, a maiden winner at 16-1 May 26, who must run well to earn a spot in the Oceanside.

"We'll see how he handles the mile," Shirreffs said. "He's bred to go a mile and a quarter."

Briteliteinthenite, winner of a maiden race on dirt June 19, and Shadow Raider, the winner of a claiming race on turf June 4, will attract support. Sweet Return and Six Numbers may improve following troubled trips June 11.

The finale is a $10,000 claiming race for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles. Clever Miss Caper and Slew Summer top a competitive field of 10.